The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is the oldest professional society for program evaluators in the United States. Founded in 1978, EERS remains a vibrant contributor to program evaluation practice and theory. A fully-fledged affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the purpose of EERS is to promote key goals of the profession in our region.   Read More »

2014: Managing the Tension between Rigor and Resources

Sun, 04/27/2014 to Tue, 04/29/2014

2014 EERS Conference

Please join the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) at the 37th Annual Conference at the Seaview Resort and Spa in Absecon, New Jersey. This year’s conference theme is Managing the Tension between Rigor and Resources.

Conference Program

The 2014 EERS conference program is now available for preview or download here or through the link provided in the Conference Materials list at the bottom of this page. Hard copy programs will be provided at registration.


EERS Conference Sponsors

Thank you to those whose support helps to make the Eastern Evaluation Research Society annual conference possible!




Conference Registration is Now Open

You are invited to register for the 2014 EERS conference starting immediately. Unfortunately, earlybird registration closed after March 16th. You may register online or download a registration and information package. Additional conference details are available through the menu on the right. See you at EERS 2014!


Session Proposal Deadline has Passed

Conference sesssion proposals are no longer being accepted. Thank you to all who submitted for the 2014 EERS conference. Questions regarding submitted proposals can be directed to the EERS Program Committee Co-Chairs:


Plenary Speakers

The 2014 conference will feature a distinguished group of keynote and plenary speakers, and pre-conference workshops.


The Eleanor Chelimsky Forum

Now in its 2nd year, we are proud to feature this annual event that examines the juxtaposition of evaluation theory and practice, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The 2014 Forum’s Plenary Presentation will be delivered by Debra Rog, Associate Director at Westat and past president of American Evaluation Association, followed by an open dialogue with conference participants.

Details of the 2013 Chelimsky Forum are still available for review, including links to videos of forum content on the EERS YouTube channel.


Pre-Conference Workshops

EERS has a long history of providing popular evaluation practitioner workshops immediately prior to the formal opening of the annual conference. This year's pre-conference trainings are listed below, with links to additional information about the session and presenter.


Conference Materials

Materials for the conference are available below. Presenters - plan now to leave your slideshows and handouts on the presentation computers in your rooms at the conference. If you have questions, please check with your session facilitators to assure that your materials are archived here for downloading after the conference.

Trainings at this Conference

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